Dale Carnegie


Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.

You are going to survive. And good things are going to start to happen again. And one day you are going to look back and this will not even be such a bad thing.

You can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.

Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn't think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: "Wouldn't you like to have that?" Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.

One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

Knowledge isn't power until it is applied.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.


Dale Carnegie